Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women

The Perils of Muses and Femmes Fatales

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The most memorable stories throughout history feature a powerful, seductive woman who has an irresistible hold over the man in her life. The alluring Cleopatra, like Helen of Troy, inspired lovers to the battlefield in a brave display of loyalty. Eve and Pandora wreaked havoc when they tempted men to defy the laws of the day. Traitorous Delilah brought the all-powerful Samson to his knees as she divested him of his magical mane. Lovesick Juliet and Hamlet_s Ophelia chose death over life in a courageous display of honor to their forbidden passion. The enchanting Scheherazade of One Thousand and One Nights saved herself from certain death through her exceptional capacity for storytelling. Each of these women was brave and steadfast, and their stories have inspired artists throughout history. In this gallery of femmes fatales, feminist historian Laure Adler guides us through the ages to rediscover incredible heroines. Their stories are illustrated with iconic works by masters such as da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Rubens, Goya, Sargent, Picasso, Dali, Warhol, de Saint Phalle, and Tracey Emin.
Publisher: [Paris, France] : Flammarion, c2009
ISBN: 9782080301284
Branch Call Number: 704.042 ADL 2009
Characteristics: 155 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lécosse, Élisa
Radzinowicz, David


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top